For 25 years, Hari Hawkins has shared his extraordinary photographic and woodworking talents with fellow art lovers across the United States and beyond. Born in Jamaica Queens, New York, Hari's desire to travel and develop his creative vision in his own individual way became clear very early in life. As his high school wood shop class nurtured new interest in creating beautiful woodwork and refurbishing quality antiques, Hari's first camera purchase, a Pentax at age fifteen, helped open a new world of possibilities for a budding artist.
Ordinary women captured in extraordinary light are the graceful subjects of Hari Hawkins' Fine Art Nude Photography. His gift is capturing the natural poses a woman embraces when she is comfortable in her skin. The gracefulness of sunlight playing across a bare female torso and powerful images of a dancer reflected in a mountain lake are the trademarks of Hari Hawkins' digital images.
Exotic woods of South America and Africa, including the strong textures of Zebrawood and cocobolo, accent the intricate designs of Hari's jewelry boxes, humidors and chessboards. He has given new life to weathered family antiques which will be enjoyed for new generations to come.
Hari's work has been enjoyed by many through his diverse career accomplishments. In his career, he has worked as a freelance photographer for the news agency UPI; photographed black athletes who participated in the Olympics held in Munich; and has traveled to Spain, Amsterdam and France on photographic excursions.
Hari Hawkins' Photography and Woodworking also has been featured in exhibitions throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including the Ellarslie Gallery at the Trenton City Museum abd the Philip Mill Art Gallery in New Hope. He has also been interviewed on Channel 25 for The Mill Craftsmen Show. Hari's work has been secured for many private collections.
Additional samples of Hari's work exhibited on his website, theHariHawkins.com
The Trenton City Museum at the Ellarslie Mansion
Thomas Malloy Gallery
The Gilmore Cafe - Trenton, NJ
July - August 2008
Art All Night Festival
June 25, 2007 & June 19, 2010
Gallery 125 - Trenton, NJ
February - April 2007
Jeff Kline Gallery - Lambertville, NJ
May - June 2010